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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12160: Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what consultation it had with VisitScotland prior to the announcement to close Tourist Information centres in the south west.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 7 November 2017

As part of the sponsorship arrangements that are in place with non-departmental public bodies, Scottish Ministers and their Officials meet regularly with VisitScotland across a range of operational and strategic issues to help grow sustainable and inclusive tourism across Scotland.

VisitScotland’s strategic guidance directs it to pursuing this growth through “the delivery of a modern visitor information strategy, which makes best use of existing digital and physical assets." This approach supports that delivery.

Further information on the VisitScotland Information Strategy may be found using the url http://www.visitscotland.org/what_we_do/visitor_information.aspx